Eva Orner is an Academy Award-winning documentarian who is exposing Australia's shameful offshore detention regime with her new film Chasing Asylum. The documentary features never-before-seen footage from inside the camps on Nauru and Manus Island and brave whistleblowers speaking out about the horrific things they've witnessed.
I've seen it and (unsurprisingly) it made me cry and it made me even more furious.
Here Eva details her motivation to make work that speaks to power, torture, her frustrations with the refugee debate in Australia, the parallels between the persecution of Jews under Nazi Germany and Australia's detention system today, government secrecy and what might just help change the conversation.
The World Keeps Happening at the Sydney Comedy Store, July 9th
The World Keeps Happening at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Chasing Asylum screenings
GetUp petition - Bring Them Here
It's Okay To Compare Australia In 2016 With Nazi Germany, And Here’s Why by David Berger
Taxi To The Dark Side trailer
Cause of the Week: Go see "Chasing Asylum"!